Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Young people and adults with a learning disability have an annual health check that includes a review of mental health problems.

Statement 2 People with a learning disability who need a mental health assessment are referred to a professional with expertise in mental health problems in people with learning disabilities.

Statement 3 People with a learning disability and a serious mental illness have a key worker to coordinate their care.

Statement 4 People with learning and mental health problems who are receiving psychological interventions have them tailored to their preferences, level of understanding, and strengths and needs.

Statement 5 People with a learning disability who are taking antipsychotic drugs that are not reduced or stopped have annual documentation on reasons for continuing this prescription.

NICE has developed guidance quality standards on patient experience in adult NHS services and service user experience in adult mental health services (see the NICE pathways on patient experience in adult NHS services and service user experience in adult mental health services) which should be considered alongside these quality statements.

A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.